Publication Library

Click through the tab headings below to view our library of items (available in both print and PDF formats) offered from the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish.

Publications include annual Hunting Rules & Info booklets, issues of New Mexico Wildlife (see also http://magazine.wildlife.state.nm.us), Annual Report Fiscal Year 2016The Economic Contributions of Fishing, Hunting, & Trapping in New Mexico 2013, as well as coloring books and wildlife brochures.

2020-2021 Hunting & Fishing

Available online and in print, the 2020-2021 New Mexico Hunting Rules and Information provides essential information about big-game and upland-game hunting in New Mexico. The rules booklet contains information about licenses and fees, carcass tagging procedures, descriptions of public and private-land uses, definition of criminal trespass, hunter education, the Mentored-Youth Hunter Program, off-highway vehicle use, Operation Game Thief and much more.

Click the document title below to download a PDF version on your computer. Printed versions of rules and information booklets are available soon at New Mexico license vendors.

The New Mexico Department of Game and Fish will be accepting applications for special sandhill crane and pheasant permits starting 10 a.m. on Wednesday, July 15. See: Apply now for sandhill crane and pheasant draw permits.

2019-2020 Hunting & Fishing

2018-2019 Hunting & Fishing

 

New Mexico Wildlife

New Mexico Wildlife - NMDGF magazine now available online - magazine.wildlife.state.nm.us

New Mexico Wildlife is an online magazine produced by the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish with a focus on department activities, native wildlife and outdoor recreation, including hunting and fishing. The magazine is available by PDF or the New Mexico Wildlife website: http://magazine.wildlife.state.nm.us. New Mexico Wildlife also releases monthly e-newsletters and special edition e-newsletters with exclusive content supplementing the seasonal PDF magazines. Sign up for e-newsletter updates here: magazine.wildlife.state.nm.us.

Contents
2 News & Information
4 It’s time to take the Trout Challenge
5 Raising Rio Grande cutthroat trout at Seven Springs
6 Q&A with Rio Grande cutthroat trout biologist Tucker Brauer
7 Trout in a Tote
8 A growing pack of Mexican gray wolf recovery partners
10 85 years of wearing “the bear head”: the origin story of the Department logo
12 Pursuing the impossible goat
16 Photographer’s Lens: Mexican poppies bloom in the south
18 Q&A: How to become a conservation officer
20 Wildlife Pathways: Black bears
22 Student athletes thrive in New Mexico’s shotgun education program
24 Recipes
26 Kids Tracks
28 Trout Challenge

Archived New Mexico Wildlife

Making Tracks: A Century of Wildlife Management

History of the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish: Making tracks: a century of wildlife management, by John Crenshaw, New Mexico Wildlife magazine.
Now available online, A Century of Wildlife Management originally appeared between Winter 2002-03 through Summer 2005 in the pages of New Mexico Wildlife magazine. The 9-part series was created by John Crenshaw – writer, outdoorsman, and retired chief of the Department of Game and Fish Public Information and Outreach Division.

“New Mexico’s first territorial game warden was appointed in 1903. There was no school of wildlife management, no state fish hatchery system and few, if any, Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep and elk.

The Department of Game and Fish has grown out of that first appointment […]. Their mission is to provide the people of New Mexico with a flexible system of fish and wildlife management that perpetuates the state’s vast wealth of wildlife species.

During the last century of challenge, the agency has restored elk […]; put Bighorn sheep back on the mountains; constructed and reconstructed six fish hatcheries […]. Along the trail the Department has assumed new responsibilities as the public’s desire to retain its wildlife heritage embraced species once believed less than desirable.

[With this 9-part series of New Mexico Wildlife, we look…] at the tracks this outfit made during its first century. Those tracks lead to the highest peak, and to the hottest desert, anywhere wildlife might need a helping hand.”

– John Crenshaw, Making tracks: a century of wildlife management, New Mexico Wildlife (Winter 2002-03, Vol 47 Num 4) .

Continue reading the full series A Century of Wildlife Management now mobile accessible on the new New Mexico Wildlife magazine website. (New Mexico Wildlife is a quarterly magazine produced by the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish with a focus on department activities, native wildlife and outdoor recreation, including hunting and fishing).

Wildlife Publications

Education & Conservation

Download free PDF Wildlife Notes offering educational information on New Mexico's diverse animals.

Wildlife Notes (click and scroll to see more) offer educational PDF’s on the wide variety of species that call New Mexico home. Select from the drop-down menus to download these printable pages to your local computer.

More Education & Conservation

Coloring books, brochures, and more available here and in our Education Materials section.

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Free PDF downloadable coloring books featuring New Mexico wildlife and habitat landscapes. New Mexico Department of Game and Fish educational materials.

Laguna del Campo Engineering Studies

Annual Report

Annual Report - Fiscal Year 2017, New Mexico Department of Game and Fish

New Mexico Department of Game and Fish
Annual Reports by Fiscal Year

PDF download:

NMDGF Annual Report - Fiscal Year 2017

NMDGF Annual Report - Fiscal Year 2016

NMDGF Annual Report - Fiscal Year 2015

Economic Study

The Economic Contributions of Fishing, Hunting, & Trapping in New Mexico 2013

New Mexico’s hunters and anglers contribute more than $613 million to the state’s economy.

PDF download:
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Press Release: Study: N.M. hunters, anglers spend more than $613 million

Management Plans

2015 Statewide Fisheries Management Plan - New Mexico Department of Game and Fish

PDF downloads:

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2016 Statewide Fisheries Management Plan. Approved by the New Mexico State Game Commission on April 14, 2016.

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